Walk, Jog, Run!


World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.


Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

How you can get involved?

Get involved by holding a fundraising event for AiDS Orphan or taking part in the World AIDS Day Red Run! We are proud to be one of the HIV charities which you can fundraise for for the Red Run.

The Red run is a 5-10km fun run or 5km walk in Victoria Park, London, on the 30th November 2019. Don your red clothing, lace up those trainers and run for support, research and a cure for HIV.

“The Red Run is a joyful event. Whether you run, walk or just stand about, you’ll know you’re doing it for the essential case of drawing attention and raising funds for HIV organisations across the country. I’m really looking forward to it.” 

Sir Ian McKellen (2019 guest of honour)